VCL-SafeComm-E-D –10/100BaseT Fast Ethernet Failover / AB Fallback Switch (Compact DIN-Rail)

Description

VCL-SafeComm-E is a family of Ethernet Failover Protection Switches that provide 1+1 Automatic Ethernet Failover / AB Fallback Protection between an "active” and "standby" equipment; or between “main” and “standby” networks which are connected to the network through an Ethernet interface.

VCL-SafeComm-E-D –10/100BaseT Fast Ethernet Failover (Compact DIN-Rail) unit which supports a maximum of 100MBits/sec. data throughput on its primary and standby interfaces. The unit is powered from a 12VDC power source with the option of an external AC-DC adapter.

Number of interfaces available in Fast Ethernet version: Three

  • 1 x 10/100 Ethernet Interface: Network A (Primary)
  • 1 x 10/100 Ethernet Interface: Network B (Standby)
  • 1 x 10/100 Ethernet Interface User (Protected)

Data Sheet

1+1 Automatic Ethernet Link Protection

Use Case # 1: The VCL-SafeComm-E, Ethernet Failover equipment provides 1+1 Automatic Ethernet Failover Switching / Fallback Protection between two, Main and Standby Switches, Servers, RTUs or any other similar terminals to provide equipment redundancy in applications which require 99.99% terminal equipment up-time. The Ethernet 1+1 fail-over protection automatically switches to the “standby” terminal equipment in the event of failure of the “primary” terminal equipment to ensure that the 99.99% terminal equipment up-time requirements are always being met.

Use Case # 2: The VCL-SafeComm-E, Ethernet Failover equipment provides 1+1 Automatic Ethernet Failover / AB Fallback Switch provides protection between an "active” and "standby" IP / Ethernet / MPLS Networks (including "active” and "standby" Gateways and Routers) to provide 1+1 automatic ethernet fail-over protection between two distinctly separate networks through an ethernet interface.

Salient features:

  • Fail-Safe. The equipment never becomes a point of failure. It automatically reverts to and reconnects the “primary network” / even in a power down condition.
  • The Ethernet Failover equipment monitors end-to-end link connectivity.
  • User configurable test parameters
  • User configurable switching parameters
  • Built-in real-time clock / real-time logging maintains a history of all events
  • Serial Management Interface (USB) for local access
  • Remote access over TCP-IP networks. Allows the user to access and carry out maintenance, or / and switch the links remotely, if required
  • Password Controlled Access. Maintains a complete log of all logins
  • Script Assisted Switching. Automatically initiates switching upon the receipt of the scripted message / SNMP Trap
  • Manual Switching through front-panel buttons.

Applications:

  • Enhances equipment availability and reliability
  • Eliminates equipment downtime by automatically / seamlessly switch to the "backup” / “standby" equipment in the event of the failure of the primary/ active equipment
  • Disaster Recovery. To provide automatic failover protection in mission critical applications requiring minimum equipment downtime
  • To switch between and automatically re-route IP traffic to the “standby” terminal equipment upon the failure of the “primary” terminal equipment
  • VCL-SafeComm-E-D may be used to provide automatic fail-over protection and switching between two terminal equipment such as Routers, Servers, Gateways, RTUs, SCADA Servers, Railway Signalling Equipment, Data Terminal equipment (any type of Ethernet device) etc.
  • Automatic Test Feature. Concurrently tests both “active” and “standby” equipment, for “end-to-end” link and terminal equipment availability
  • Alerts the user upon the failure or unavailability of any one of the two “active”/ “primary”, or "secondary” / “standby" terminal equipment.

VCL-SafeComm-E-D providing 1+1 Equipment Failover Protection:

  • Provides 1+1 Ethernet Equipment Fail Over Protection
  • Failsafe: Never becomes a point of failure. Automatically reverts and connects to the primary equipment even in power down condition
  • Fast automatic equipment switching upon equipment failure. Eliminates Equipment Downtime
  • Completely eliminates re-routing of Ethernet cables. Ethernet cables are automatically moved to the available equipment port
  • Essential for any application that requires 1+1 Terminal / Equipment redundancy such as Corporate Networks, Industrial Installations, Sub-Stations, Airports and Air Traffic Control Centres, Railway Signalling Networks etc., requiring minimum service interruption due to equipment failure
  • Disaster Recovery.

Technical Specifications

Specifications:

Number of Ethernet 3
Interfaces 1 x 10/100 Ethernet Interface: Network A (Primary)
1 x 10/100 Ethernet Interface: Network B (Standby)
1 x 10/100 Ethernet Interface User (Protected)
Guaranteed Maximum Data Throughput 100Mbps
Interface Type 10/100BaseT
Conformity IEEE-802.3

Management and Control Ports

  • Serial Management Port - RS232 COM Port and USB Port
  • 10/100 BaseT for remote management

AC Power Supply Specifications:

Range of input AC 100V~240V AC, 50Hz / 60Hz. Voltage

DC Power Supply Specifications:

Input DC voltage - Dual Input 12V DC (nominal)
Range of input voltage 9V to 14V DC Input
Input voltage reversal Protection Provided
Short circuit protection Provided

110VDC~220VDC Power Supply Specifications:

Input DC voltage - Dual Input 110VDC or 220VDC (nominal)
Range of input voltage 85VDC to 290VDC
Input voltage reversal Protection Provided
Short circuit protection Provided

Power Consumption:

  • < 10W at ambient (steady state 24°C)

Security and Protection:

  • Password Protection with password strength monitor
  • SSH

Environmental (Equipment):

Operational: 0C to +50C (Typical: +25C)
Cold start 0C
Storage -20C to +70C
Humidity 95% non-condensing
Cooling Convention Cooled. No cooling fans are required.

MTBF and Equipment MTBF:

  • Never becomes a point of failure
  • Per MIL-HDBK-217F: ≥ 37 years @ 24C
  • Per Telcordia SSR 332, Issue 1: ≥ 42 years @ 24C

Compliance:

  • EMC FCC Part 15 Class 2
  • Operation ETS 300 019 Class 3.2
  • Storage ETS 300 019 Class 1.2
  • Transportation ETS 300 019 Class

Data Sheet

Data Sheet (PDF)